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What to do about the delta blues

Everyone's got the delta blues. That may sound like a track from an old Muddy Waters record, but I think you know what I'm talking about. COVID infections surged again this week in the United States. More…

25 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
Elliott Confidential by Christopher Elliott
Couchfish: A fun loop

Hello to all the new subscribers off the back of yesterday’s post on Covid and Southeast Asia! A quick explainer on Couchfish, this is primarily a travel newsletter—it isn’t always about Covid! The paid…

03 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Couchfish by Stuart McDonald
#19: Burn after Writing

Wind Horse Flag from Lhasa. https://babelstone.co.uk/Tibetan/Prints.html Tibetan monks used to sit on the banks of streams “printing pages of charms and formulas on the surface of the water with woodcut…

02 Aug 2021 • 14 min read
The Fugitive World by Ben Mauk
This Month, 10 Years Ago, I Quit My Full-Time Job

Are you going to quit? My boss asked, intuitive as ever. I hesitated for a moment. It wasn’t so much the organization I felt indebted to, as this man sitting in front of me who wasn’t just my supervisor…

01 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Journeys by Shivya Nath
Featured Publication
8 Quotes That Define The First 50 Issues of Asia Travel Re:Set

Hello. Welcome to the 50th edition of Asia Travel Re:Set… Firstly, a BIG thank you to everyone who has contributed to and read any of the first 50 issues of this newsletter. I am extremely grateful. It…

01 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
Asia Travel Re:Set by Gary Bowerman
We're in Transylvania, and I Can't Stop Thinking About Vampires

For about five minutes in college, I considered becoming an actor — before I realized I’m actually a terrible actor, and I also can’t stand being the center of attention. But before I gave up my career…

30 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
Brent and Michael are Going Places by Michael Jensen
Central Division: Olympic Village

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29 Jul 2021
The Contender by David Coggins
How Bout That Corn Lager?

This is the latest edition of Brew York and Beyond, a weekly newsletter about beer in New York City and elsewhere. If you enjoy this, won’t you please subscribe? It’s free, and you’ll receive the newsletter…

29 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
Brew York and Beyond by Brew York
"Fairly" Awful: Growing up dark-skinned in India

Buying make up in India and in Spain is an interesting study in contrast. When I was last in India, I found myself seated at a shop counter trying to decide between two shades of foundation. An assistant…

29 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
The Global Jigsaw by Pallavi Aiyar


Why flying is so much worse after COVID
18 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
Elliott Confidential by Christopher Elliott
I told you so!
10 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
Elliott Confidential by Christopher Elliott
Is it Time to Hang Up My Travel Boots?
10 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
Journeys by Shivya Nath